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Reviewlet: Kinky Boots [Apr. 22nd, 2009|11:40 pm]
I netflixed Kinky Boots recently, which is the story of how a struggling British shoe factory stays in business by switching from making staid men's shoes to exotic boots for transvestites and drag queens. It's one of those semi-true mildly scandalous films Inspired By Real Life™ like The Full Monty or Calendar Girls.

I'll admit, I got it mostly because it has Nick Frost in a minor role, but I was glad that I did; it's a good movie. It's plucky and charming and frequently unexpected.

It has a lot of little bits that it gives the audience credit for being able to figure out without being spoon-fed a detailed explanation, which I always appreciate. They also did some good thematic stuff that works mostly on a subconscious level, which I felt really added a lot. And Chiwetel Ejiofor can SING, dang!

Good commentary track, too; I would've ended up basically watching the whole thing again after I was done if I hadn't had to go to bed. Definitely recommended.

[User Picture]From: kev_bot
2009-04-23 06:36 am (UTC)
Shawn and I oddly saw this in the theater. And we loved it like you did! And YUM for Frost!
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[User Picture]From: shirtlifterbear
2009-04-23 08:08 am (UTC)
I had seen Kinky Boots before I saw Serenity, and it was whiplash-inducing to see Chiwetel's amazing range!

They had one thing in common, though:

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[User Picture]From: kumazuki
2009-04-23 02:38 pm (UTC)
I really liked this movie.

Being a Nick Frost fan have you seen Hyperdive. He sports a beard and make a few references to being a bear.....
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-23 03:09 pm (UTC)
Indeed I have! I really liked Hyperdrive. I created an amazon.co.uk account just so I could put the DVDs for that and a couple other shows on a wishlist...
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[User Picture]From: jofish22
2009-04-23 04:03 pm (UTC)

and happy birthday, sir!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-23 04:06 pm (UTC)
Ta, mate!
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[User Picture]From: kumakumasan
2009-04-23 06:37 pm (UTC)
LOVE that movie!

Also, Happy Birthday, Doctor!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-24 04:07 am (UTC)
Thank you, sir!
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[User Picture]From: epinoid
2009-04-23 11:38 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!!!!

Wreak global panic and mayhem to celebrate!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-04-24 04:08 am (UTC)
Aw, you're too kind! :D
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